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Posted 8/23/08 , edited 8/25/08
"Kevorkian was a strong advocate for the rights of people to end their lives because of their present living conditions. He assisted several people in ending their lives, mostly cancer patients living with severe pain. All of this was done humanly and medically. He opened the debate of the rights of people who wish to die with the assist of a doctor. He was convicted several years ago of assisting an elderly lady commit suicide after his medical license was taken from him and spent time in jail."
what do you think?

^^^^^i didnt wrote the top part i got it off of somewhere

was it right or wrong?

i made it shorter sorry if it was long

Posted 8/23/08
........to long. you had me in kevorkian and then i just drifted to nowhere. i'm guessing kevorkian is that dude thats euthanize people. like goes around and help people who want to kill them selves or something like that. YAWN!!!!!!! so whats this topic about now
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Posted 8/23/08
Right...Why do you ask?
Posted 8/23/08

Your_Typical_Friend wrote:

........to long. you had me in kevorkian and then i just drifted to nowhere. i'm guessing kevorkian is that dude thats euthanize people. like goes around and help people who want to kill them selves or something like that. YAWN!!!!!!! so whats this topic about now


your so mean....but i have to agree with you....i went half way through the first paragraph and gave up and saw your comment....lol

oh and to cooment on what you wrote...its a bit complicated...they are going to die anyways...and if they are going through horrible pain....its just complicated i guess
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Posted 8/23/08
Some Cancer patients have it bad and can't bare the pain. Its easy to say its wrong when your not being eaten up by the insides. I'd say let people do whatever they want with their lives.
Posted 8/23/08

kino_neko wrote:

your so mean....but i have to agree with you....i went half way through the first paragraph and gave up and saw your comment....lol

oh and to cooment on what you wrote...its a bit complicated...they are going to die anyways...and if they are going through horrible pain....its just complicated i guess


sorry. i can't help myself being a dick
Posted 8/23/08

Your_Typical_Friend wrote:


kino_neko wrote:

your so mean....but i have to agree with you....i went half way through the first paragraph and gave up and saw your comment....lol

oh and to cooment on what you wrote...its a bit complicated...they are going to die anyways...and if they are going through horrible pain....its just complicated i guess


sorry. i can't help myself being a dick


lol...dont apologize for being honest...her thing was hella long!!!! and since i agreed that makes me a bitch too...yay!!!!
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Posted 8/23/08 , edited 8/23/08

KawaiiGrl wrote:


what do you think?
was it right or wrong?


I don't think "right or wrong" can be a good discussion here because it is different for each person.

In my opinion, there is no such thing as absolute justice that we must follow, or absolute evil that we must destroy. There are only two things that govern our actions--the government's laws and our own ethics.

Stealing, hurting, and even killing could be both right and wrong at the same time. Let's use your story as an example. He went against the government's laws, but did he believe that he was wrong? No, he didn't. He had developed and followed his own ethics, followed what he thought was right, and surely he had his reasons for doing so. His action is considered as right to some people, yet at the same time, considered as wrong to some others. It is impossible to verify whether his action is right or wrong. What determine right or wrong here is something like "in my opinion" =D

As for me, I don't consider killing is wrong. What I truly look at is the motivation of the killer and his past. Say, if a child were neglected and abused when he was young, and then when he grew up, he joined some gang and mess up the neighborhood, who would be the ones to blame for this? The child? Perhaps not. The ones who mistreated him and ruined his childhood are to be blamed for. Another example, if a man killed the child's father, and then the child killed that man for revenge, is he wrong? It's kind of difficult to determine that.

And in that case above, Dr. Kevorkian weren't necessary at fault at all, in my opinion. He did what he thought was right, and the patients weren't against it either. I would say putting him into jail is not a right action of the court. What he did was against the law, I won't deny that, but ethically it wasn't absolutely wrong. I think that the punishment of "taking his medical license from him" is good enough for a punishment.

Sometimes living a tasteless life where you always have to rely on someone else to do everything for you is worse than death. Those with strong spirit will cling to every last bit of their time and challenge their situation, while many others will just give up. And by giving up and do nothing, attempt at nothing to improve their current situation, they are just being a bother to those around them. I would say that it all depends on the person's will, whether they choose to live... or to commit suicide...





But it's common sense that killing is wrong! How can I say that?

What we call "common sense" is nothing more than the knowledge that in which had been embedded into our minds since we are young, and thus stay there forever and becomes our bases of actions. But if we were to throw away that "common sense" for a moment and look at the problem, we can see it in another point of view.

Besides, laws are heartless and cruel. They have flaws and aren't very flexible, too. In my opinion, breaking laws is inevitable. You will break some law, some day. What matter is to what extent you will go. Perhaps not too far? Who knows.

In my opinion, if we think that our actions are right, we know the consequences, and we have no regret, then even if that action is against the law, just do it.
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Posted 8/24/08
its up to the person in my point of view.
seriously i wouldn't want to be alive and be in incredible pain for the rest of my life.

Posted 8/24/08
euthanasia.
killing is killing.
whether its killing in war or killing to end suffering.

wrong, imo.
but, understandable.
definitely the gray area...
Posted 8/24/08
i have mixed feelings about the subject....
yes, killing is bad, in any circumstance.
but still it's understandable why they would do it...
with the way they are feeling...
but still...

i don't know... seriously i don't
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Posted 8/24/08
I think instead of telling a story... just sum it up:

Euthanasia: Is it right or wrong?

My opinion... it's wrong.
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Posted 8/24/08
Jack Kevorkian may have been a doctor, but since the law had euthanasia prohibited, the stuff he did was illegal.
I oppose euthanasia btw.
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Posted 8/24/08
So is euthanasia right or wrong? (I think there's a thread for this already but anyway..) It's hard and very controvertial but depending on the situation, if someone is in extreme pain and are in the right state of mind to make that decision, then yes I think they should be allowed to.

Why let someone die a slow horrible painful death when they could pass on easier like they want to?
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Posted 8/24/08

KawaiiGrl wrote:

"Kevorkian was a strong advocate for the rights of people to end their lives because of their present living conditions. He assisted several people in ending their lives, mostly cancer patients living with severe pain. All of this was done humanly and medically. He opened the debate of the rights of people who wish to die with the assist of a doctor. He was convicted several years ago of assisting an elderly lady commit suicide after his medical license was taken from him and spent time in jail."
what do you think?
was it right or wrong?


i made it shorter sorry if it was long



RIGHT
i also agree in MERCY KILLING...

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